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it is wednesday, september 12, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." breaking news the u.s. ambassador to libya has been killed after a movie spurs attacks in the middle east. we have complete coverage from the middle east to washington. >> the white house denies the president is snubbing israel's prime minister before the election. >> bob woodward is in studio 57. what to expect from apple's iphone announcement today. >> we look at today's aopener, your world in 90 seconds. americans want to say something bad about prophet
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muhammad. don't make our people angry because they will kill you. >> four americans dead including the u.s. ambassador after an attack in benghazi. >> 20 attackers stormed the conflict under the cover of darkness. >> protesters scaled the walls of the american embassy in cairo and tore down the american flag. >> they say it insults the prophet muhammad. >> senior u.s. official said they are on alert throughout the region fearing that there is more to come. >> israel's prime minister pressuring the united states to take a tougher stand against iran over its nuclear program. >> to ease tension he spoke for an hour with benjamin netanyahu. >> the world says wait there's still time. i say wait for what. >> flash floods, knocked out power to thousands in las vegas. >> oh, wow. oh, my goodness, guys. >> here we go. >> downtown l.a. when a chase
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came to a dramatic end between officers and the armed shootout. >> could kate be pregnant? she was toasting with water not wine. >> whoa. he got the ball. >> i know. >> this guy needs to be moved to a home. >> tell me what oprah smells like. >> smells like diamonds. >> let the buzz begin. apple is set to announcement the latest version of the iphone 5 today. >> enjoy those last five hours before your current iphone stucks. captioning funded by cbs welcome to cbs "this morning." angry dispute over insulting islam's central figure. protesters burned down the american consulate in benghazi,
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libya. >> libyan officials say it killed the u.n. ambassador to libya and three of his staff. holly williams is in antakya, turkey. >> reporter: the ambassador to libya and a number of others were killed on an attack on his car. the angry protests outside of the embassy in cairo, egypt is over a movie made in the u.s. it is critical of islam and mocks the prophet muhammad. armed men stormed the embassy in benghazi with automatic weapons. they through grenades. they overwhelmed the libyan security forces that were guarding the complex. they forced their way into the compound and set this consulate building on fire. a night of destruction carried out in the name of religion that left a u.s. ambassador to libya and several other staff members dead. >> stopping the film is our hope. >> reporter: this man wasn't one
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of the attackers but a local resident who shared their outrage. >> so don't make our people angry, because they will kill, they will fight, they will do such as the situation. this is the situation because of the americans. they want to say something abba about our prophet. >> reporter: in cairo this crowd of conservative muslims was furious about a film that they believe is blasphemous. a group of demonstrators who entered the embassy grounds were quickly removed. on the anniversary of september 11th with the u.s. flag flying at half-staff they tore it down, tore it in shreds and set it on fire. this man said he was angry with his own government for not taking a stronger stance against america. he wants egypt to sever relations with the u.s. the protests continued into the night. producing this film, it will do
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no good. tomorrow we'll chop off your hand. the video caused so much anger was posted back in july by the israeli-american man who produced it. parts of the film was only recently translated in to arabic. the filmmaker fears for his life and has gone into hiding. for cbs "this morning," i'm holly williams. >> here in the united states the attacks quickly turn into a diplomatic mess. margaret brennan is in washington. this is probably very difficult for people at the state department. >> reporter: it's an emotional morning, norah. very long night. secretary of state hillary clinton and her top deputies worked well through the evening and are meeting at 7:00 a.m. today here in washington. the last official statement we have from the state department came at 10:00 p.m. last night. that's when the secretary of state confirmed the killing of at least one foreign service
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officer in benghazi. during the hours that led up to that statement, press officers in washington were fielding conflicting reports on the chaotic situation on the ground as libyan authorities fought with militants to secure that compound. the statement that came from the secretary was very carefully worded, it said some protesters sought to justify the attack on the u.s. post as a response to inflammatory material posted on the internet. there is never any justification for violent acts of this kind. it was in response to the outcry that erupted after a post on the website of the u.s. embassy in cairo which failed to condemn a similar attack in egypt earlier that day. it said the u.s. embassy condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of muslims as we condemn efforts to
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offend believers of all religions. that embassy statement came from cairo. was not vetted in washington and sparked a political firestorm. white house critics pounce on the idea that the phrasing made it sound like an excuse that absolved responsibility for some of the violence. we have not gotten official word from the state department about the expected passing of the ambassador and some of the others at the embassy, we're expecting that shortly. back to you. >> has the state department confirmed there was a rocket attack on the ambassador's car, not whether he was dead or alive yet or whether there had been time to do what the state department considers appropriate for the families or relatives but have they confirmed there was a rocket attack on the ambassador's car as he was being taken somewhere? >> reporter: they have not. they have been very careful not to go into any detail as they often do. they like to wait until all family members have been spoken
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to and until all official word has been given internally before they make a public statement. we expect that between the 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. hours. >> we'll have more on this in just a moment. first to the white house where they are trying to down play a diplomatic squabble between the u.s. and israel. >> reporter: that squabble led to a one hour phone call between president obama and prime minister benjamin netanyahu late last night east coast time early morning in israel after israeli officials complained that he was being snubbed by the white house. on sunday and then again wednesday, prime minister net railed against the u.s. for not taking a tougher stance on iran's nuclear program. >> if iran knows that there's no red line, if iran knows that there's no deadline, what will
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it do exactly what it's doing. it is continuing without any interference. >> reporter: then came reports in the israeli press that the white house turned down a meeting with when president obama and the prime minister attend the u.n. general assembly in new york later this month. they're simply not in the city at the same time the white house explained. this is the first time that benjamin netanyahu has come to the united states as prime minister and not met with president obama. the two have had their tense moments before in an oval office meeting last year, benjamin netanyahu appeared to lecture the president on israeli security. >> so israel, obviously, cannot be asked to negotiate with a government that is backed by the palestinian version of al qaeda. >> reporter: in recent weeks the u.s. has sent multiple representatives to meet with benjamin netanyahu to assure him that the u.s. takes the iranian nuclear threat seriously. former ambassador to israel said the administration's displeasure with benjamin netanyahu's recent
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rhetoric is understandable. >> in these circumstances, it would be the better part of wisdom for the prime minister to turn it down and for the president to go ahead with the meeting. >> reporter: there is a political component to all this as well, so close to the presidential election. several republican senators criticized the white house yesterday for failing to set up a meeting with benjamin netanyahu and norah and charlie, the president hasn't been to israel since taking office four years ago, that's something that the israelis often point out while his opponent, mitt romney did visit jerusalem earlier this summer and had a very friendly meeting with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> thank you. this morning republicans are responding to the flap with israel and the u.s. embassy's comment in cairo. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in jacksonville, florida. what is the romney campaign saying about israel and the attacks in libya? >> reporter: the campaign issued
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a very strong statement last night, condemning the attacks in libya and egypt. the governor said that he was outraged by those attacks but also had very sharp words for the embassy in egypt, because it released on its website what sounded to many people like an apossible guy. it's disgraceful that the obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks. that response had a quick response from the obama campaign. it said we are shocked that at a time when the united states of america is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in libya, governor romney would choose to launch a political attack. >> bob woodward of the "the washington post" has been reporting on the president in
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his book "the price of politics." welcome. can we turn to these events because you've been watching them unfold. >> it again demonstrates how dangerous the world is and you can't tell where something is going to come from. look back at the iranian hostage crisis in the carter administration, it defined the last year of his presidency. i expect that's not going to happen here, but you never know. and just that you listen to the rhetoric and it's most interesting that there are people who think if they are angry that means they can be violent. and, of course, the whole theory in this country is you channel your anger into politics or something else and not violence. >> let's talk about u.s.-israeli relations. we clearly have a fissure here
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in terms of personal snub that the israelis feel they can't get a meeting with president obama. the white house said there was no meeting requested in washington and when both leaders are here in new york for the meetings they will be here at different times. the president will be here earlier, president benjamin netanyahu will be here later. does this matter? what does it say about the state of relations between the u.s. and israel? >> we don't know. obviously there's a lot of behind-the-scenes jockeying going on. but the president and benjamin netanyahu talked for an hour last night. >> significant. >> this is one of the themes in my book is that the president gets distant from people that he needs to engage and if you think about it, given the nature and the importance of the relationship with israel, you would be able to find a way to meet and but, again, there's things that are known
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behind-the-scenes that may account for the behavior. >> it goes both ways. if the prime minister wants to see the president he goes to washington and requests a meeting with the president. let me turn to the book, "the price of politics." you lay out what happened in washington when they were trying to deal with the debt ceiling and could not. there are intense negotiations between president obama and speaker boehner and others. any reason to believe that once this political election is over and we have a new president they will be able to solve it and if they don't what happens? >> somebody has got to solve it. we're spending and borrowing $1 trillion a year that we don't have. and it gets to a point that the world will say wait a minute, too much borrowing, and the interest rates will go up, and it sounds technical, but it can affect everyone in this country, the value of their home, the value of what's in the bank, you
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know, anything of any monetary value. so we are right -- it is a moment of maximum peril. this is the sort of thing that could start another recession, maybe even worse. >> i mean i think it's fiscal armageddon is the word that's been used. it doesn't seem people in washington, the lawmakers get it. you detailed it in your book. we're talking about trillions of dollars in spending cuts that become immediate. expiration of all the tax cuts for everybody not just the wealthiest americans. that the cbo says will plunge this country into a recession and is anybody in washington doing anything? >> there's some talk about it. i mean what's astonishing to me is it clearly is the key domestic issue, we have a presidential campaign going on. >> it's all about the economy and jobs and nobody is doing the thing that can actually help the
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economy. >> no one is pressing the candidates, if we had the candidates here, we would say what is your plan, what your going to do? this is not something to do by the seat of your pants. >> right. >> and we need to have answers. i mean there are big themes in all of this and big lessons and i guess probably the chief lesson is you have to carry things over the finish line feign look at what's happened they never really got close enough. >> let me look back to history. is it possible that the administration could have done more to get to a deal and we would not be facing the kind of fiscal cliff we face now? >> it's always possible. the republicans are like a brick wall. and it's very difficult to deal with them. but the leader in the house, speaker boehner, initiated the contacts with the president on this, was willing to do some sort of tax reform, the
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president said he was willing to do some sort of entitlement reform. but we're in a situation when i talk to the president about this, he made the very important key point that you can't cut social security, medicare, medicaid, which, you know, provides health insurance for 50 million poor people in this country, these are the vulnerable populations, you got to find some way to reform it. but there's been a lot of rhetoric and the president saying oh, gee i would be willing to be a one term president if i could fix this, and we're not close. >> bob, as always, fabulous book and great reporting. thank you so much. warm weather is forecasted for las vegas. trent downpours left the city under water. flash floods washed out roads, stranded motorists and left thousands without power. >> mail truck didn't quite make
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it. >> reporter: in this case the rain did keep the postman from his appointed rounds. it doesn't say anything about getting the mail through during a monsoon. >> look at the water line. >> reporter: it's been one of the wettest septembers on record in las vegas. while the flood canals did their job around the casinos the rest of vegas was wringing itself out. >> drivers still debating whether they should come or not. >> reporter: rain falling at an inch an hour that left some commuters wading for home worse. >> oh, wow. >> reporter: at least a dozen people had to be rescued from the waterlogged cars. 13,000 people were without power. many were left watching helplessly in their driveway. reluctant tenants with waterfront property. >> electric wheelchair, this is murder. >> reporter: flash floods are nothing new to the southwest especially during the monsoon season. in southern utah a dike near the
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town of santa clara gave way sending floodwaters through down. evacuations were ordered moments before and no reported injury. back in vegas, those still didn't take the danger seriously. >> one false move and they would have literally been swept away. >> reporter: a rushing wall of water proved a tempting dare for a group of teenagers. mother nature holds all the cards in las vegas. it is time now to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the washington post" reports the cost of employers family health insurance rose 4% over the past we're to $15,475. >> the "new york times" reports amazon.com is on a building binge. it's about to lose its biggest competitive edge. most customers don't pay sales tax but that's about to change.
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a scary moment captured by youtube. a rider in this group of motorcyclists said he never saw a slow moving trailer. he slammed into it and flew into the air ending up with a broken arm and leg. it was all captured by video camera mounted on another bike. wow. wow is right. welcome back to cbs "this morning." four years ago today the federal reserve began a series of emergency meetings that ended with lehman brothers going bankrupt. the wall street giants failure touched off a financial crisis leading to the recession. >> mayor of new york, michael bloomberg speaks to the economic club of washington about the factors that led to the financial collapse and what's ahead for the economy.
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mayor bloomberg joins us this morning. what's the most important message you can bring to the economic club of washington about the crisis that we face? >> we are four years after lehman brothers. 11 years after 9/11. and the country still is not focusing on how we create jobs for our people, and how to improve our situation compared to other countries down the road. washington is focused on its politics. the good news is cities are focused on trying to do something about it because local city governments don't have the luxury of being on the both side of every issue. the public demands action. you see around all the progress we're making whether creating jobs or improving the environment or improving education or trying to fight against guns all of those things are done at a local level. nothing is getting done at a federal level. >> a lot of conservatives say that's a good thing that the federal government is not doing very much. what's the counter argument? >> i think that's fair to say but the federal government still
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takes all of our tax money. if the federal government didn't tax and let the cities do those taxes you could make that argument. but as long as the federal government is taking taxes which conservatives say are too high, then they have a responsibility to use those monies intelligently to help the cities. there are clearly thing we have to do at a national level, defense and thing like that. but there are things at a local level that the local governments can do. the trouble is that the federal government gets in the way. we need more immigrants, federal government prevents them from coming here. we need more tourists. federal government makes it difficult to get one. the federal government imposes requirements on things to build things that won't work or make it so difficult to do that all it is what they think is a job creation and it's not creating jobs. >> do you believe president obama and governor romney have laid out the specificities as to what they would do to avoid the crisis? >> no, i don't think they have. in all fairness to them, when
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you live in a world where the press reduces everything to a sound bite i'm sympathetic they can't give a comprehensive plan to a difficult problem. having said that they have not done in the past what they should have done when they had the opportunities. >> i just think that the problem is they don't make themselves available much beyond the sound bite. if the president would come here to this table or governor romney we would give them time to lay it out. they don't do that. >> i talk to the press five days a week. >> we're not talking about you, we're talking about the president of the united states who wants to be re-elected and governor romney. >> address your concerns to the white house press secretary or governor romney's campaign not to me but i think it's fair to say they don't think it's in their interest to do so. >> the word about political -- >> i think rather than what they say which is relatively sanitized and tries to avoid
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anything controversial is very fair for to you go back okay president obama last four years here's what you campaigned on this is what you did. governor romney this is what you did in massachusetts. those are fares things. don't focus on what they say because -- if they give you any ammunition their advisors will take home to the wood shed. >> someone said blame never solved a problem. looking forward, what should congress and the federal government be doing that you think could help job creation? >> well, i think things like let's invest in infrastructure. we need infrastructure desperately. infrastructure is not a jobs creation program in the short term. it gives us the tools to have an economy down the road but most people unemployed are not going out and working in construction. construction is something you spend your life doing, it's a tough things, you do it outside, you have to have a lot of experience, it's dangerous. you just by throwing more money at let's say go build another dam isn't going to do it.
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today you can build hoover dam 10% of the people you did back then. we're sending industries overseas thanks to our immigration policy because we are not giving the school system the support they need. think about this. everybody agrees education is the most important thing. down the road, technological global world. our federal government is defunding education as our state governments around the country at exactly the time they should be putting more into it. >> the president would make the case he proposed an american jobs act that would invest more in infrastructure and education, invest more in police officers and law enforcement on the streets and that the republicans blocked that plan. >> yes. a lot of that is true, not totally. still the president's job to pull everybody together. nobody runs for office and say it's going to be too complex i can't do it for partisan reasons.
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they say elect me i'll find a way to get it done. it's still his responsibility. he had a democratic congress both in the senate and the house for a while. and the republicans are maybe just anything for no for political reasons, still the preident's job to pull them together. incumbent on romney for him to say how he would get the congress to get along. they are not going to have big enough majorities to do anything they want. they have to reach arose tcross aisle. this country is fundamentally divided into two different areas, two different political philosophies. but nevertheless the federal government collects an enormous amount of taxes and gets in the way on virtually everything that i think is needed. take a look at what new york city has done. we're most the only city. i'm not sure everything we do can to be done elsewhere in the country. the economy has replaced 40% of
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the jobs loss during the recession. new york city's economy has replaced 200% of the jobs we lost. if the country had our rate of growth we would have 12 million more jobs here. there are things you can do. but washington, every time, every single program is designed to take money away from the economic engines which is basically the cities and move them to other places in the country where they have their own economics. and the republicans say, oh, the democrats just want to have public service jobs. there's some truth to that. just remember, it's the republicans who want to vote more money for weapons that we don't need that the military doesn't even ask for or want. that's all job creation at the federal expense. >> should president obama meet with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu? >> i'm not going to second guess the president. i was told they talked for an hour. i think it's the president should be meeting with everybody he can but his schedule,
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obviously, may get in the way of some things. whether this is a political thing or not, i don't know. israel is in a difficult position. it's a country that everybody is building nuclear weapons. what happens if one of the countries close to us would say the same thing. >> is it reasonable for prime minister benjamin netanyahu request the united states set a red line beyond which they will do something. >> i don't know what reasonable is. if i was benjamin netanyahu and they didn't set a red line i wouldn't believe that the tools that we're trying to use now, namely sanctions would be remotely as effective as if they had a date. sanctions or restrictions on trade, economic penalties work, and for example, in the united states we had that policy of using restrictions on where you can travel to get rid of fidel
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castro and it work. it took 45 years to work. unless you have a drop dead date it doesn't have the clout that it would. >> thank you. mayor michael bloomberg. millions of apple customers can't wait for today's unveiling of the new iphone 5 probably including the mayor. brian cooley, we'll ask him what's new and we'll hear from facebook mark zuckerberg's since the company's stock started falling. you're watching cbs "this morning".
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mark zuckerberg said he's ready to double his bet on facebook. the company's ceo spoke publicly on tuesday for the first time since facebook ipo'd. the man has lost $9 billion in less than four months. >> reporter: mark zuckerberg in
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a t-shirt rather than his signature hoodie got a worm calm from the tech industry crowd. from the first question the 28-year-old facebook founder had to face the facts. >> you went public on may 18th and the stock has lost roughly half its value since then. >> just get right into it. >> reporter: when zuckerberg officially opened trading in facebook stock back in may it was priced at $38. now it's just over 20. >> the performance of the stock has obviously been disappointing. >> reporter: but he said investors should be patient. his promise earlier not to sell any of his own stock for at least a year appears to have stabilized the share price. >> facebook has not been an uncontroversial company in the past. sout not like this was the first up and down we've ever had. >> does he look like a guy who lost billions of dollars. no he had a big smile on his face. he looked like a man holding a royal flush.
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>> reporter: he impressed some young would be entrepreneurs in the conference. >> when he said that he makes money in order to do better not to do better to make more money it stood out to me. >> reporter: early enthusiasm for facebook has turned to disappointment on wall street here at the tech crunch conference more than 300 start ups are pitching their ideas. any one of them would be happy to have just a small part of facebook's success. for cbs "this morning," john blackstone in san francisco. >> many months of speculation about apple's iphone 5 will end today in a few hours the company is unveiling its newest smartphone. brian cooley is in san francisco with a preview. all right. good morning, brian. charlie is so excited. >> indeed. am i budget to like it? >> reporter: you're going to love it. because apple has some home runs that are almost 100% lock. to make the screen bigger. anyone who has an iphone, pick it up, hold it up, if you have
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somebody with an android phone you'll see the difference. the iphone is quite petite. that's something you can see and appreciate right away when they make the screen bigger. we expect they will put in a faster 4g networking. you'll get a much faster internet connection when you're on the cellular ability. >> so what will this ad, if it meets expectations to apple's profit picture and its stock price? >> reporter: well if you look at what apple is all about. they stopped calling themselves apple computer. today the company is more than half the iphone. that is the majority of the company by revenue, by their top line sales. the next big chunk is the ipad. everything after that rolls up into the other 25% of the company. that includes computers, laptops
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and desk top, software, itunes. all of that is a minority of the company. they are about iphone and ipad and iphone is the biggest piece. >> let me interrupt you. facebook we had a report on what mark zuckerberg said. did he need to reassure people so hat the slide in their price in their stock would stop? >> reporter: yes. that doesn't change any of the fundamentals. >> just a yes or no. >> reporter: yes. he had to because the stock has bean bad story.
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former president bill clinton is back on the campaign trail stumping for president obama. this morning we'll hear what he told students who were toddlers when he was president. >> tomorrow u.s. forces prepare to start leaving afghanistan, we visit the last marine battalion to be sent into the war zone on cbs "this morning".
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it is 8:00 a.m. welcome back to cbs "this morning." president obama condemns the attack that killed four americans in libya. in a "note to self," dale earnhardt jr. reveals what his famous father told him about becoming a nascar success. first here's a look at what's happening in the world and what we've been covering on cbs "this morning." don't make our people angry because they will kill. >> on tuesday dozens of protesters burned down the american consulate in benghazi, libya. >> the u.s. bass car to libya and a number of others were killed under an attack in
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benghazi. the violence there and angry protests outside of the u.s. embassy in cairo egypt were sparked by a video made in the u.s. >> the white house trying to down play a diplomatic squabble between the u.s. and israel. it led to a one hour phone call between president obama and president netanyahu. >> torrential downpours, parts of the city under water. >> when you campaign in a world where the press reduces everything to a sound bite i'm somewhat sympathetic. >> if they would come to this table we would do that. >> did you find it hard initially to be critical of people? >> no. >> and let the buzz begin, apple is set to announce the latest version of the iphone today. >> the iphone 5 is here. let's celebrate.
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and the battery is already dead. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. president obama says the united states ambassador to libya unselfishly served our country. he was among four americans killed during an attack last night in benghazi. officials say they were hit in a car that was hit by a rocket as they were trying to evacuate staff from the area. the attackers threw handmade bombs and grenadeses at the building setting the consulate on fire. earlier in egypt demonstrators stormed the consulate in cairo. those attacks were triggered bay movie that denounces islam. margaret brennan is in washington with reaction from the state department to the death of the ambassador, ambassador steven and the latest on security mess thursday. margaret, good morning. tell us what's the latest at the state department. >> reporter: good morning to you, charlie. it has been a long and painful night for many at the state department. they have confirmed u.s. ambassador chris stevens is
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among the four killed overnight on that attack on the consulate in benghazi, libya. so he died last night due to injuries sustained on that siege, on that facility. he had only been on the job a few months, though stevens had served twice previously in libya. the northern californian native spent 21 years in the foreign service since he began as a peace corps volunteer in morocco. president obama remembered the career diplomat with the following statement. quote on a personal note chris was a courageous representative of the united states. throughout the libyan revolution he selflessly served our country and the libyan people at our mission in benghazi. secretary hillary clinton worked with her top deputies last night to extract the u.s. die plow mats. she had just sworn in ambassador at the convenients a few months ago. she said he risked his own life to lend the libyan people a
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helping hand to build the foundation for a new free nation. he spent every day spent helping to finish the work that he started. the state department had just released the name of another victim, sean smith, a foreign service information management officer, a father of two, also died in benghazi yesterday. the state department is still n working to inform the families of the others. what we do know is officials at the state department are working their phones, very concerned about reports of further protests in the region, in algeria and other countries. security measures, i should say, u.s. installations are being increased in an effort to protect americans and they are boosting security around the world. >> margaret i understand david martin our kert at the pentagon is reporting marines are sending
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an anti-terrorism team into libya. i'm concerned about clearly there were protests in egypt, you mentioned other parts of the world. how concerned are state department officials and our government worried about our diplomats overseas in other countries? >> reporter: very concerned. the secretary we've been told has been on phone. her team has been on the phone throughout the night trying to beef up security. we've been told there are no more americans currently in the facility, in benghazi, libya but the details on what that extraction has meant exactly where those bodies, where those survivors have gone immediately is not clear. we're still reporting that out. but we do know that u.s. facilities are having increased security measures and there are protests in cairo right now outside of the u.s. embassies there. >> this is an on going situation. margaret brennan thank so you much we'll don't monitor this situation. now we want to turn to the race for the white house. the obama campaign is sending former president bill clinton to
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florida and other major battleground states in an effort to get out the democratic vote and bill plante is in miami where mr. clinton kicked off his tour. >> reporter: good morning. president obama dubbed president clinton the "secretary of explaining stuff" and the former president is out on the road in his first surrogate appearance for the obama campaign and he dived right into it. he told the crowd of over 2,000 at florida international university in miami that president obama was moving the economy in the right direction. >> so the test is not whether or not you think everything is honky dorey. >> reporter: students there too young to remember president's presidency. they cheered him as a rock star as he defends this administration's policies. >> if you're looking for the future i think the president's budget plan is better.
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makes the arithmetic test. i know the economic plan is better. and i know it will not amount to a hill of beans if you don't register and vote. >> reporter: no one can remember former president working as hard to get one of his successors re-elected though this effort benefit the clintons as well if hillary clinton decides to run 20i7b 16. >> bill clinton simplifies all of the political garbage. >> reporter: clinton worked the crowd with the same enthusiasm as what he was running and the audience loved him. >> he's such a well-respected president. >> reporter: president obama is also working hard to show his audiences a more personable face, better to contrast himself with the more reserved mitt romney and leverage his higher likability rating. last weekend in florida, he hoist ad cold one at a bar, had florida gator church and let himself be lifted off the floor by an enthusiastic owner of a
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pizza parlor. next week the president returns to the letterman show. but another try for the president to show that he can be easy going and approachable, more so than mitt romney. norah, charlie, gayle. >> some of us do remember. thank you, bill plante. largest pay out ever to an individual whistleblower. the "wall street journal" reports bradley was awarded $104 million to help the u.s. government crack down on tax evasion. he exposed secrets within the swiss banking system to allow the irs to collect back taxes. prince william and kate adding fuel to baby rumors. in singapore on tuesday the duchess was seen drinking water instead of wine during a toast. a palace spokesman told cbs there are thousands of reasons why someone might not drink
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wine. today william was asked how many children he wanted with kate, he said without hesitation two. we'll have more on the royal visit in the next half hour. you can read a lot into not drinking wine, can't you? he is the son of a nascar legend and guess what a pretty good driver himself. this morning dale earnhardt jr. shares revealing thoughts he would like his 16-year-old self
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a series "note to self" is based on this idea, if you could offer insights and advice to a younger you, what would you say? this morning popular nascar driver dale earnhardt jr. writes about his relationship with his legendary dad and his own racing career. >> to a 16-year-old dale jr. i'm writing this letter to you is going force me to think pretty deeply about my life and you know thinking deeply is never one of your favorite activities. you always did an always will shoot for the c on your report card. anything more than that will always be a surprise to you,
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right? you just got your driver's license, your heart belongs to no one, and you're is going spend a lot of nights in your bed in your pickup truck up in the field staring up at the stars worrying about your future. >> i want to be a race car driver some day. it's a great sport. i love it. >> your father's accomplishments on the racetrack already cast a pretty heavy shadow over your existence and he's going to accomplish more in the years to come and your fear of living anonymously and forgotten is going to grow. now you don't have much of a connection with your mother. and your efforts in that regard are disappointing. in the future she's going to become a consistent prominent figure in your life. but you shouldn't waste the years in between. her love is truly unconditional
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kind. you shouldn't take it for granted. living under your father's roof doesn't bridge this incredible gap between you two guys. but in due time you'll enjoy the most incredible relationship with him. one afternoon, after crashing the car you'll go home thinking your career is over and busts in through the door is your dad wondering why you're sitting on the tail feeling sorry for yourself. for the next two hours you'll have the most influential conversation you'll ever have with him. he's going to finally assure you of what lies ahead. he'll share laughs and triumphs at his side. when those times come, its in your best interest that you get everything you possibly can.
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when it's you and him in that moment, in that moment, you live to the fullest. >> we've lost dale earnhardt. >> students race car driver let's talk about racing. when i look at your career from the start of go-karts all the way up to today, it's going to feel clunky and impromptu and going to be lacking in successes, but fortunately for you every weekend there will be another race. now with that said you're going to be so deathly frightened of potential fail lawyer you won't realize how much fun you're having. you're going to win a lot of
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race races. as painfully shy as you are, you'll overcome in an ran not just driving cars. you'll become president, you'll get on late night shows, and it's incredible but true. that's not too bad for a guy that changes oil for a living. yes, you're is going to change oil for a couple of years. it's not as bad as it sounds. overall, you just need to be more sure of yourself. you're going to do great thing, man. you're is going to have an awesome life. you have a great heart and it's is going to stay with you throughout. so don't be so timid and worrisome about the future so much so that you can't enjoy the present. you're there worried about being here. just go have some fun, man. jump in that s-10 and go down the concord and cruise the strip because you're going to be here soon enough. >> that's from my home state of north carolina.
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what i'm struck by as he talked about his dad who had a unique hold on the nascar racing fan, live life to the fullest and drive to the fullest. >> his dad, i have to say that's one of the most personal ones we've seen. when he said you'll do great things not bad for a guy who changes oil for a living. dale earnhardt. >> great guy, great driver. >> nicely done. prince william and kate might have babies on the mind. we'll show you what else they are doing on their visit to singapore. they have other things to do on cbs "this morning." >> but not drinking wine. >> not drinking wine. i'm bonnie, and this is my cvs. i don't have time for the flu. that's why i'm knocking things off my to-do list. vitamin d, done! hand sanitizer, done! hey, eric! i'm here for my flu shot. sorry, didn't make an appointment.
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three is a magic number. >> the talk live from season 3. today brooke shields. jamie sagal and iron sanchez. >> bigger, bolder, better. >> i'm sorry. >> live on cbs. welcome back to cbs "this morning." we told you earlier that prince william and kate are getting a lot of extra attention this morning on their trip to asia. >> seth stone is covering the royal visit in singapore where the crowds have been large and loud. >> reporter: today we saw the royal couple really interacting with the public for the first
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time on this trip. but you didn't have to turn to see them approach, you could hear them approach as the roar from the crowd got louder. the duke and duchess of cambridge toured businesses, community centers and even a biosphere on their first full day in singapore. many gathered along the way to look at the biggest attraction here was the royal couple itself. what is it about william and kate that excites all of you so much? >> this seem so perfect. >> they're a cute couple. >> reporter: we found these 14-year-old british students who ditched class to try to catch a glimpse. they stood with hundreds of others in the searing sun while william and kate toured a climate controlled paradise. here the prince's passion for conservation was on display. then the royal couple gave the
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the throngs what they wanted. even the 14-year-olds we met got a little one on one time. >> yeah, it was incredible. >> reporter: this followed an evening of more formal duty when is the prince himself a pilot in the royal air force inspected singapore's honor guard with the president. it was the prince who looked almost presidential in the photo op. in a nod to the host country, kate sat nearby in a dress by a singaporean designer. then it was on to dinner, raising a glass to their host. >> what you have done and become is admired around the world. >> reporter: admired in part because this tiny city state roughly a third the size of rhode island is considered an economic giant. that prowess was on display at this factory run by british company rolls royce.
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today a pleased kate pushed the final fan blade into the aircraft engine produced here, from big business to the little guy. almost everyone seemed to jockey to get a piece of this royal couple. at the end of the day, missing school, lining up in this heat, was it all worth it? >> yes! of course. >> reporter: one british research group estimates the brand value is around $70 billion. it puts them on the brand value of a company like coca-cola. one executive at rolls royce told me today the publicity from a royal visit is priceless. for cbs "this morning," stet ston -- seth stone, singapore. >> no woman wants to have people speculating whether she's pregnant.
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>> i think she is. >> no woman likes that. >> put as lot of pressure on her as they are doing this overseas trip to asia which is an important region of the world. >> wherever they go they are a hit. if you play basketball with the president, as far as i know nobody at this table has, you charlie? >> not yet. >> not yet. would you take it easy on him? bad move says michael lewis. we'll find out what else he learned from following
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best selling author michael lewis writes everything from business to baseball. his latest subject is president barack obama. >> he got unprecedented access to the president for his article, "obama and me." in the new issue of "vanity fair" magazine. his new book about the debt
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crisis "boomerang" also. how does michael lewis get six months with the president of the united states to try to figure out what it's like to be president. >> that in itself tells you about this man who is president. i just sent an e-mail to the press secretary saying we never see his perspective. you never are in the president's shoes. there's so much noise around him, positive and negative. i it's so extracted from what the job is. you know he's working with more information than people shouting at him. i wanted to see what it was like to occupy his space. they came back to me the next day and said we want to do it. i said who is we? i said he wants to do it. >> that doesn't happen to the rest of us. >> here's where it gets interesting. how does everybody else feel about it? >> we don't want to do it. so he drove this process.
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i met him. the relationship developed. he never once explained why. so, think about political people. what do they normally do when they meet you, they flatter you. i think he had read a couple of my books. he must have. never mentioned it. he doesn't do that. he doesn't -- he doesn't expect to be flattered, doesn't like it, doesn't do returns. very cross ways to political culture. >> after the time you spent with him what do you think? what comes out of that gives us new insight into the president of the united states and the office he holds. >> he's interested in the office. he's an interesting cat. >> interesting cat. >> he really is. >> lived on the west coast. >> he's not -- so that he's not as transactional in a way. what he values is relationships. he values authenticity that he's trying to preserve which is almost impossible to preserve in
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that environment. he's wrestling with the job or with the demands of the job. trying to preserve a kind of normalcy. the job is so abnormal. you think about where he came from. eight years ago he could have taken a tour of the white house and nobody would have recognized him. now he's president of the u.n. it's so rare for someone to come in to that office that cold but he had a life before. he didn't have a political life. he had a life before. he kind of preserved that life in the context of a very unnatural situation. >> when charlie says unprecedented access. i was amazed you got on the truman balcony. you were playing basketball. you hear the president says get me my mouth guard. >> didn't understand what kind of a game i was guesting in to. next time i go back i'll ask to play biden's game. that was the wrong game for me. but he's had -- he showed me the teeth he hadding knocked out in
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this game. so the thrust of the story i was always asking him to take me to this things he loved. truman balcony i wanted him to take notice the place in the white house he loved the most. basketball, his body is starting not to cooperate. but it's something he loves. just a way to get at him. and the office. and the office -- so to your question, charlie, one of the things i quickly appreciated and hadn't thought about was this office is about the perpetuating responding to crisis. you come with a plan and get done what you can get done. there's this whole other dimension which the world is coming at you all the time and you have to decide how will you interact with it. >> having covered the white house how much you peeled back on how he spend his personal life. doesn't want to talk about what he'll eat or what he wants to wear because he cite this research that hose the simple act of making decisions degrades
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one's ability to make other designates. >> shopping at costco, you're exhausted. he doesn't want to make those designates because he has to make these other decisions. >> he has a sanctuary. there's more than that. >> most interesting. >> my held goes to bed at 10:00, he goes to bed at 10:00 and there's that period no one bothers him. >> he used to sit up smoking and reading. >> he chews gum a lot. i assume that's what's going on. maybe that's why he went to the truman balcony, he smokes out there and no one would know. he has his ipad. i think he just interacts both with himself and the world in a way that's more like how he did before being president. >> the decision-making process
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even like on libya, he has his security team around him and how he questions people to get at a decision. >> doesn't want to pollute the environment with what he thinks. he gets everybody to make a case even if he knows what he thinks he's cherry picking the best arguments. >> in the end he makes the decision. even if he gets it to where people say i don't think you should go that way. in the end he makes the decision. >> the piece looks at the libyan decision. he can do what -- he can exercise his will. really with the flick of his wrist save the lives of hundreds of thousands of libyans. kind of amazing power the presidency has at times. other times there's an impotence to it. but that was a case where there was no constituency in his cabinet for a decision he made. he made it all by himself. didn't even get the option he eventually chooses in how to deal with the coming genocide in
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libya, gadhafi marching across the desert, massacring people. he wasn't offered an option by the pentagon. he's a person who is willing to step outside the process and reframe the process not just live inside the box. >> it's interesting too that in that time after 10:00 when the first lady goes to bed he's looking at his ipad, watching a bit of television, sports, and he's calling world leaders and we found out just last night he was with the prime minister on the telephone for an hour. i don't know what time that phone call took place. >> i'm sure that's right. if i had to guess when he followed the european debt crisis, these conversations with merkel, that's the person he talks to the most and you think about all the things in the world that affects this presidency that he has no control over. that's in a different time zone. >> of all these admirable qualities did you see anything less than admirable, any flaw in our president?
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>> yes. this is what's interesting about putting his personality in the presidency. everything about you gets magnified. you're a cartoon in some way. and sometimes the cartoon is accurate. and sometimes it's not. but i think the cartoon is taking qualls in him if you just knew him as a person you wouldn't think twice about and blow them up. so one, this kind of preference for a nontransactional relationship. that's a wonderful quality in a person. you don't owe me anything, i don't owe you anything. in a political situation you pay a price for that. that's a culture that demands it. >> which takes to us the other crisis, the fiscal crisis. >> wish we had more time to talk about that. michael lewis thank you. new issue of "vanity fair" is out now. do you have trouble managing your time? mitch albom's new novel explores
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this recording of a relaxing san francisco sunset was interrupted when a sea gull decided to take off with the camera. you can see the sea gull flying with the camera over the water. it did eventually let go. maybe he didn't feel like shooting that day. >> from "tuesdays with morrie" to the five people you meet in he had vane. in his new novel," the timekeeper." >> we're fascinated with time. waste time, kill time, save
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time, stitch in time. we always want to go faster and live longer but i don't think we're so concerned about the quality of our time. as i often do with a big topic i try to create a simple fairy tale story. this is father time, the first person to start counting the minutes and he's punished for doing that and has to live for eternity in a cave with his hands over his ears listening to people complaining about not having enough time. he has to teach one young person and an old person about time. >> for most of us it doesn't matter who you are, we're all worried about time running out. >> exactly. >> not being here any more. >> one of the characters he talked to is this old rich man who thinks he's too important to die. so he'll freeze himself. father time at one point say there's a reason that god limits our days. and he says what could be the reason. to make each one of them precious.
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that's really the essence of the book. you can live 100 years and do nothing with your life. if you help no one. or live 20 years and have affected the whole world. it's the choices you have to make because we have limited time. >> the sentiment of that. with endless time nothing is special. when you look at your life you'll see that true. >> if we lived a million years we could do everything. be a good guy, bad guy. the fact we don't have endless time it forces you to choose. >> is that why you got involved with haiti. >> i got involved because there was an earthquake and they needed help. i have discovered down, there i operate an orphanage down there now that things move at quite a different time frame there. there. >> watches or digital clocks or computers or cell phones. kids down there mostly worried can we eat and can we have a laugh, is there love in our day. and i find i walk around without my watch on down there and everything moves at a totally different pace. america is not the only way of
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living, this hurry up and go along not the only way. great educational experience how you can spend your time. >> why haiti? there's lot of us places around the world where they need your help. >> i'm one of those people that thinks whatever gets put in front of you was there for a reason and that was put in front of me. i went down there to help detroit orphanage, i think, got hurt and i ended up staying. >> has it done as much for you as for them in your own mind? >> probably more. >> here's what interests me a lot about you. when you read 33 million copies, you have a writer who knows something. and has some kind of gift. what do you think it is? >> oh, i don't know. i think i always okay at telling a story and i think i'm curious about trying to find some meaning in life. so from "tuesdays with morrie" to "the five people you meet in
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heaven," they are all connected. it's about the purpose of why are we here. "the timekeeper" is true of those books. the time with morrie and the time before we go to he had vane. >> what's the answer to that question for you personally? >> spend more time with opinion love. spend more time with your family and less of it working. i write my books to lecture myself more than anybody else. i need to learn the lesson of "the timekeeper" as well. >> what's your best sports story? >> detroit lions managed to get to the super bowl i'll be back here. that would be history making. >> or defending your city? >> may be waiting. >> people defending detroit. >> it's my home. i love it. it's been kicked around a little bit. we're on a come back and i'm proud of it. >> the bailout of the auto company has made a difference in the lives of those people because --
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>> detroit is, we had 24% unemployment. we have abandoned buildings. we boarded up 100 homes in a single afternoon and the sad thing is we barely made a dent in the neighborhood of how many abandoned homes there were. so we got a ways to go. detroiters are resilient and we'll do it. >> i love it that a experience identified with a city and a place. good extends not only through the sense of a city but the spirit of the city. great to have you here. >> good to see you mitch albom. "the timekeeper" is available now. >> that want does it for now. next, your local news. it's been a great day. we'll see you tomorrow with more news on cbs "this morning." >> take it easy. aa weelveonr n
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CBS This Morning
CBS September 12, 2012 7:00am-9:00am EDT

News/Business. John Miller, Rebecca Jarvis, Jeff Glor. (2012) Author Bob Woodward; author Mitch Albom; author Michael Lewis. New. (HD) (CC) (Stereo)

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